It’s not uncommon for iconic cars in television and movies to turn in more memorable performances than their human co-stars. Secret agents, superheroes and even redneck criminals rely on their classic cars to get the job done. If you’re looking to invest in drive-able movie memorabilia, get it appraised before acquiring an auto insurance quote. From Bond to Marty McFly, these movie and TV men are nothing without their souped-up rides.
1981 DeLorean DMC-12 – “Back to the Future”
It’s hard to look at a DeLorean post-1981 without your head succumbing to thoughts of time travel and trails of fire and possibly Christopher Lloyd’s zany white hair. Doc Brown knew traveling through time required some visual panache—what better vehicle than the stainless steel paneled, gull-wing doored DeLorean? “Back to the Future” fans will continue to dream of passing through the space time continuum—they postulate that they only need to acquire a flux capacitor and a Mr. Fusion Home Energy Reactor to make the DeLorean time machine a reality.
1977 Lotus Esprit S1 – “The Spy Who Loved Me”
James Bond may be known for driving his iconic Aston Martins, but even those venerable vehicles didn’t have the luxury of turning into a submarine. How else would Roger Moore’s 007 have escaped steel-toothed Jaws and his henchman and scoped out the villainous Stromberg’s underwater lair? Subtracting the submarine car’s wheel well fins, the actual 1977 Espirit was known for its extremely light weight and amphibious inability.
1959 Cadillac Miller-Meteor Futura – “Ghostbusters”
The Ectomobile or Ecto-1 was ready to bust some ghosts (or the giant Stay Puft Marshmallow Man) when the Ghostbusters were who-you-gonna-called into action. The Ecto-1 was a modified Miller-Meteor Futura ambulance that carried ectoplasmic remains on its rooftop proton packs instead of injured persons.
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